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Meth in Pecos County: A growing problem

With a growth in population, problems at the border, and addiction in the United States running rampant, it's no surprise that Fort Stockton is seeing its share of methamphetamine traffic and abuse. …

'Dinner Tonight' set for Aug. 24

The Pecos County Commissioners met Monday for their bimonthly meeting to proclaim the 10th anniversary of “Pecos County Dinner Tonight.” Dinner Tonight is a healthy cooking club that showcases …

Fort Stockton native serving as interim chief

Fort Stockton has been without a police chief for over a month, but a local officer has stepped into the position with ease. James Valenzuela was named interim chief of police on Aug. 2 after …
Former MMA fighter now teaching the craft

Pecos County People

Not all fighting is bad, and a local new gym is here to prove that point. Scrap Jitsu is a jiu jitsu gym teaching the Carlos Machado curriculum from a former amateur mixed martial artist. …

FSMS gets new art teacher

After searching for someone to paint the way into the new school year, Fort Stockton Middle School found an art teacher. Laurie Holman, 56, has traveled the world teaching all ages various art …
Opinion
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Do not use drinking water for fracking

Dear Editor: When the City of Fort Stockton purchased the property known as Blue Ridge Farms nearly 20 years ago, it was for the expressed purpose of “securing a supply of drinking water for the …
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Public display of the American flag in historic places is important

Public display of the American flag in historic places is important. Beyond that it is a wonderful privilege that comes with responsibilities- one of them is to know and follow the protocol which …
EDITORIAL

Legislature rams through amendment making it easier to raise property taxes without adequate notice

This is a sad day in the history of governance in Texas.Saturday night, in less than an hour's time,  both houses of the Texas Legislature overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the property …
Letter to the Editor

Opposes use of drinking water for fracking

Dear Editor: I used to believe that the biggest threat to our water supply in Pecos County was the hare-brained idea to export water via an unbuilt pipeline to Midland-Odessa. However, after …
OPINION

What are SLAPP lawsuits and why do you need a law to protect you from them?

(Note: The following opinion piece appeared in the Corpus Christi Caller-Times on Feb. 15, 2019 and is reprinted with its permission). Why would a law with the positive-sounding name Texas …
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